September 12, 2012
To mark the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil, all MLB players and on-field personnel wore an American flag patch on the left side of their caps Tuesday night (the Astros wore the flag patch on the right side of their caps because the left side already had the team's 50th anniversary logo patch) while the Blue Jays had both an American flag (left side) and Canadian flag (right side) on their caps as they hosted Seattle.
Since baseball resumed in the 2001 season following a one week delay, teams have been honoring those that died and those that rescued the survivors from the attacks. On the fifth anniversary in 2006, MLB promoted its “We Shall Not Forget” campaign, and last year’s tenth anniversary celebrated the military and first responders.
Authentic Store Buzz: With both Philly and sports fans in general keeping the store foot traffic heavy as we head into the fall season, Phillies fans are keeping their fingers crossed as the team crept to within four games of a wildcard spot Tuesday night, and Eagles and NFL fans are giddy that the season is underway with week two starting Thursday night with Bears at Packers.
Among the new items arriving, the Cowboys Elite authentic alternate jersey for Jason Witten (note the rounded nameplate), and the Nike Eagles sideline crew neck sweatshirt and sideline hoodie (pictured above left to right).
Two events coming up: Left Field Cards presentation with artist Amelie Mancini on Thursday, October 4 from 6-8pm at our Center City Philly location (137 S. 13th Street). The event will mark the official unveiling of Amalie’s “Presidents of the United State of Baseball” letterpress baseball cards.
Then on Saturday Oct. 6, is the annual Midtown Village Fall Festival in which 13th Street in front of the store is closed to traffic and it’s one giant block party throughout the area in which merchants set up out in front of the stores. We invite you stop by for the day-long event (noon-8pm), they’ll be all sorts of the special proceedings going on in and around the store.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What year did names go on the back of the fabled Montreal Canadians uniforms? Answer coming on Thursday